Berkeley Research in the News

June 22, 2017
David Sedlak
Although hydrologists say California has emerged from its most recent drought, how cities get their water is weighing on the state’s experts — now more than ever.
June 13, 2017
binary star system
Did our sun have a twin when it was born 4.5 billion years ago? Almost certainly yes — though not an identical twin.
June 9, 2017
Gas station
It may be law, but that doesn’t mean Californians have to like recent legislation authorizing higher gasoline taxes and vehicle registration fees. And they don’t.

Berkeley Research in Numbers

Berkeley ranks first among U.S. universities in the number of highly ranked graduate programs. In the latest study, the National Research Council (NRC) placed 48 out of 52 ranked UC Berkeley doctoral programs within the top 10 nationally. This compared to 46 of 52 programs for Harvard University, which came in second, and 40 of 59 programs for UCLA, in third place.  

Among its current faculty are:

  • 7 Nobel laureates
  • 134 members of the National Academy of Sciences 
  • 96 members of the National Academy of Engineering 
  • 15 recipients of the National Medal of Science
  • 243 Fellows of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Read more about UC Berkeley's faculty.

2015-2016 research funding  by sponsor in millions2015/16 Research
Funding by Sponsor
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Each year, the Berkeley campus receives well over one-half billion dollars in research support from external sources.

More information about UC Berkeley's research funding.